2 dead in small plane crash near Des Moines River


August 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MADRID, Iowa (AP) – Two people have died in a small plane crash near the Des Moines River near Madrid. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the Saturday afternoon crash of a vintage World War II plane. The Dallas County sheriff’s office says the plane went down in a remote area and was only accessible by boat or helicopter. The plane took down some high-power transmission lines when it crashed. Authorities have not yet released the name of the pilot or passenger who died in the crash.

The plane was a rebuilt war plane from the Iowa Aviation Museum in Greenfield. It was flying along the river from Boone to Ankeny when it crashed.